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New Standard Provides Guidelines for Masonry Units Using Alternative Materials

TMS Sustainability eNews
August 30, 2018

ASTM International's committee on masonry units (C15) has approved a new standard that provides guidelines for masonry units manufactured with materials not currently addressed by existing ASTM standards. Traditional ASTM masonry units are manufactured out of inorganic materials that can include fired clay, shale, concrete, sand-lime, or calcium silicates. Masonry units are used for a wide range of construction activities. However, increasingly manufacturers are investigating the use of alternative materials in their manufacturing processes and this guide will provide guidance on establishing constant performance characteristics for these units with the material standards arena. Read more here.